3D printing advances in ear, nose, and throat
February 14, 2019 -- A group of international researchers has highlighted that 3D printing is emerging as a key technology in the management of ear, nose, and throat conditions. In an article recently published online in Laryngoscope, they contend that the growing demand for 3D printing will bolster collaboration between radiologists and otolaryngologists.  Discuss
Median completes restructuring, previews 2018 results
February 8, 2019 -- Imaging software developer Median Technologies said it has reconfigured into two separate business units as part of a new focus on its iBiopsy artificial intelligence, image processing, and cloud computing platform for medical imaging. The company also reported preliminary 2018 financial results.
Canon debuts global illumination at Arab Health
February 4, 2019 -- Canon Medical Systems announced the release of its global illumination image rendering technology at the recent Arab Health 2019 conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Dual-energy CT enhances segmentation for 3D printing
January 31, 2019 -- Researchers from Germany and the U.S. have created 3D-printed models based on dual-energy CT scans, which improved the efficiency of image segmentation within the 3D printing workflow compared with using conventional CT, according to an article recently published online in 3D Printing in Medicine.  Discuss
Virtual reality helps ease U.K. patients during MRI exams
January 31, 2019 -- Researchers at National Health Service Highland in Scotland are developing a virtual reality program to help patients grow accustomed to MRI before undergoing an exam.
Novel method automates noncontrast 3D CT segmentation
January 29, 2019 -- Dutch and Danish researchers have developed a fully automated technique to segment and collect measurements of the aorta from noncontrast 3D CT scans, according to an article published online on 23 January in European Radiology. The technique proved to be as effective as standard manual methods.  Discuss
3D printing can help reduce tumor surgery time
January 28, 2019 -- Researchers from Spain have used a 3D-printed model of the thoracic wall to plan and guide tumor resection for a 64-year-old man -- allowing them to complete the surgery two hours faster than the average operating time.  Discuss
Axial3D partners with Swiss hospital on 3D printing
January 24, 2019 -- University Hospital Basel in Switzerland announced it will integrate 3D printing firm axial3D's cloud-based management software, axial3Dassure, into the hospital's medical 3D printing lab.
3D printing reconstructs skull of prehistoric reptile
January 8, 2019 -- Researchers from the U.K. have created a 3D-printed skull based on the micro-CT scans of a 200 million-year-old fossil of a rare marine reptile, according to an article published online on 8 January by PeerJ.
Portugal, Norway collaborate on robotic 3D printer
January 7, 2019 -- Researchers from Portugal and Norway have built a large-scale robotic 3D printer capable of producing metal parts from all angles.
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